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2008c compiler
« on: October 07, 2013, 06:07:25 am »
Is the 2008c compiler compatible with Windows 7?
I have WinBatch studio 2013c and compiler 2008c and I don't know if the compiled version of any script is compatible with Windows 7.

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Re: 2008c compiler
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013, 07:09:28 am »
Is the 2008c compiler compatible with Windows 7?
I have WinBatch studio 2013c and compiler 2008c and I don't know if the compiled version of any script is compatible with Windows 7.

I think the official response is that some later version is needed in order to be sure that it will work under Windows 7.

But it is almost certain to work.  Most software that worked under DOS 2.0 still works under Windows 7, after all..

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Re: 2008c compiler
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013, 08:05:18 am »
Version 2009C is the minimum supported version for Windows 7. Here is a table that shows WinBatch version platform support.: http://techsupt.winbatch.com/webcgi/webbatch.exe?techsupt/tsleft.web+WinBatch+!WinBatch~Platform~Support.txt
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Re: 2008c compiler
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013, 09:13:50 am »
Is the 2008c compiler compatible with Windows 7?
I have WinBatch studio 2013c and compiler 2008c and I don't know if the compiled version of any script is compatible with Windows 7.

WinBatch 2008C was released before Windows 7 so it does not contain any changes made in WinBatch for Windows 7.  The first version of WinBatch that was both tested on and contains changes for Windows 7 is 2009C (October 16, 2009).  Subsequent versions of WinBatch have additional Windows 7 changes as the result of problems found internally and by users.  You can go through the list of fixes and enhancements to see Windows 7 changes starting at 2009C.  Keep in mind that things like the change we made to the compiled script manifest may or may not effect the behavior of one or more bits of WinBatch functionality. In part this may depend on the configuration of the OS running the compiled script.  In shot, we recommend upgrading to the latest version of WinBatch to insure compatibility but if you choose not to upgrade, test your script thoroughly on your targeted OS version to make sure it is compatible. 


I think the official response is that some later version is needed in order to be sure that it will work under Windows 7.

But it is almost certain to work.  Most software that worked under DOS 2.0 still works under Windows 7, after all..

MSFT makes both documented and undocumented changes to the various Windows APIs with every version of the Windows OS.  WinBatch makes use of many of the various API functions and classes, and also makes use of new ones as they appear. By definition neither of these things are true for 'DOS 2.0' software.   So it is, at best, disingenuous to suggest that there is some kind of relationship between the viability of some old DOS program and WinBatch.
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Re: 2008c compiler
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2013, 11:54:35 am »
I don't understand your objection.